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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Thursday 30th May

Calves

There was a larger entry of calves this week which was met by plenty of interest ringside. A nice run of Hereford calves from Lawkland Hall Farm head to the top price of £425 for a fantastic 8 week old calf. Blue bulls met another strong trade at J36 with best sorts £340 to £380, peaking at £405 from W & S Airey, Whittington who also sold Angus Heifers to £310 twice. A month old Limousin bull calf from B & MJ Nelson & Son, Milnthorpe topped at £260. There was a sharp trade for black and white this week, topping the trade at £115 was a Friesian Bull from T & J Pritt, Wabberthwaite. Plenty of nice rearing types sold in the late seventies and eighties.

A bigger show of stirks on offer this fortnight Sold to a nice trade, which saw a 6 mouth old British bull bullock sell to £545 from RI Dixon, Low Newton. Limousin bullocks at the same age from MH & AR Robinson, Old Hutton made £530. A nice 5 month old British Blue heifer from RI Dixon, Low Newton peaked at £470. A run of Black and white bulls from Messrs Dennison, Aldingham peaked the trade at £320.

Cast Cows

Cull cows sold to a top price of 137p/kg for a shorthorn cow from GA Lambert Gatebeck, with other beef cows generally 129p/kg – 1.32p/kg. Dairy cows sold to a top of 124p/kg from JM Barton & Son, Lupton. Well-fleshed dairy cows achieved between 119p/kg to 122p/kg with parlour sorts 114-118p/kg depending on type and quality.

Top grossing dairy cow was £964 from C Gibson & Son, Burneside, with beef cows selling to £947 for a shorthorn from GA Lambert, Gatebeck.

A few OTMs about this morning with a top of £1065 or 139p/kg from a Limousin bullock from JE Read.

Store Cattle

There was a smaller seasonal entry of Store Cattle on offer today which were met by a good enquiry with good well-grown sorts commanding most interest. Poorer sorts were slightly harder to place. Leading the way today was F & JM Mason, Mansergh who sold 13 month old Limousin heifers to £820. Messrs MW & M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell sold 10 month old Limousin steers to £790 with the same vendor selling 12 month old Charolais to £760 and Limousins heifers to £750. Mr GM Strong, Penrith sold a 16 month old Blue x to £780.

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Highest Priced Calf

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

Hereford - £425, £325, £315, £290 Lawkland Hall Farm, £112 Wraysholme Tower. British Blue - £405 West Hall, £350 Whitestone Farm, £290, £285 Elm Tree Farm. Limousin - £260, £205, £190, £185, £160 Halforth Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £245 Middle Birkby Farm, £185 Strickley. Friesian - £115 Middle Bank Farm, £95 West Hall, £90 Wall End Farm.

Heifer Calf:

Aberdeen Angus - £310 West Hall. British Blue - £240 Hagg Farm, £210 Deansbiggin, £205, £200 Wall End Farm, £195 Deansbiggin. Hereford - £95 Strickley. Limousin - £85 Strickley.

Bull Stirk:

British Blue - £545 Low Newton Farm, £450, £410 Selgin House. Limousin - £530, £435 Holmescales. Aberdeen Angus - £360 Selgin House. Friesian - £320, £270 Scales Park Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

British Blue - £470 Low Newton Farm, £400 Holmescales, £290 Farleton House. Limousin - £435 Holmescales.

Steer Stirk:

British Blue - £405 Farleton House. Flekvieh - £190 Farleton House.

OTM Cow:

Aberdeen Angus – 129.5, 109.5 Tongue House Farm, 87.5 Dawson Fold. Limousin – 129.5 Low Newton Farm, 121.5 Stribers Farm, 119.5 Low Newton Farm. Saler – 127.5, 104.5 Fell House. Friesian – 124.5 Lupton Hall, 119.5 Burneside Hall, 114.5 Bradley Farm, 104.5 Elm Tree Farm, 104.5 Capplerigg. Belgium Blue – 111.5 Chapel House.

OTM Heifer:

Shorthorn – 137.5 High Bracken Hall. Friesian – 94.5 Lupton Hall.

Cast Steer:

Aberdeen Angus – 139.5, 127.5 Mealrigg.

Store Bullock:

Limousin - £790, £720 Swallowmire, £710, £690 Chapel House, £690 High Farm. Charollais - £760 Swallowmire, £670 Fell House. British Blue - £750 Moor Farm, £740 School Hill, £720 Swallowmire, £640 Holme Farm. Saler - £700 School Hill. Aberdeen Angus - £670 School Hill, £600, £530 Milton Mill. Flekvieh - £670 School Hill. Hereford - £640 Mireside Farm, £610, £605 Holme Farm. Montbeliard - £620 Swallowmire.

Store Heifer:

Aberdeen Angus - £740 Moor Farm, £690 Mireside Farm. Charollais - £680, £580 Dawson Fold.

Store Bull:

Limousin - £510 Stribers Farm.

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